In this innovative and informative revision of their classic text, Havens and Walters provide a clear description of the hypnotic experience and a compelling explanation of its therapeutic potential within the clinical setting. The poetic and metaphorical communication patterns integrated into this hypnotic technique are designed to create therapeutic change efficiently and effectively while providing a healing relationship within which deeper personal meanings may be explored. Verbatim sample transcripts of various induction and therapeutic suggestion procedures offer an exhaustive range of possible applications.
This revised edition incorporates recent research and writings on the role of unconscious processes, wellness, and positive psychology along with new metaphor scripts for problems and disorders not included in the first edition. It also includes specific guidelines for creating one's own hypnotherapeutic inductions and metaphors, as well as a detailed explanation of the therapeutically efficientand effective Diagnostic Trance process.